Friday, 2 November 2012

Kevyn Aucoin Sculpting Powder

Hello! If you have read my Makeup and Skincare Haul then you will have seen that the Kevyn Aucoin Sculpting Powder was in it. Some of you asked me to do a full review on it so here it is!

I have only ever owned one contour shade before which was the Sleek Contour Kit. I did like it however I found the contour shade a bit too dark and bordering on orangey for my pale skin tone. This meant I never contoured and honestly, I don't think I'm that great at it!

I heard a little bit about the Kevyn Aucoin Sculpting Powder and was in a splurge mood so just ordered it!

It is such a gorgeous colour - definitely the nicest contour shade I have ever seen! It is not at all orangey, it's actually more of a taupe, brown, grey colour which is perfect for creating natural sculpting of the face.

I have built the colour up in the photo so you can really see it. It is well pigmented but not too much, so you can add a little bit and then build it if you want more. 

This blends well too. I think I blend it too much though! I apply this to the hollows of my cheeks and blend it so it looks nice and sculpted. I then get paranoid it will be too obvious and harsh so blend more and more until it's hardly there! Haha.

I use it on my cheekbones and then bring it up to my temples and it looks very natural. I can only tell I have used it if I do one side of my face and then look in the mirror before doing the other! Once both sides are done, it just looks like I have naturally sculpted cheekbones. Perfect!

I still don't contour very often because on a daily basis I tend to just use a big fluffy brush and use my Nars Laguna bronzer. When I do want to contour though, this is a great product! I wouldn't say it's a must have product and it's amazing, however if you contour regularly and are on the search for something new to try, I would recommend giving this a look!

It is available from Space NK for £34.

Do you have any contouring tips?


  1. Really want to try this! I find the sleek contouring kit too dark for me too :( xx

    1. It is really nice and the shade is perfect! x

  2. Beautiful post and product :) now follow you, follow back? :)

  3. Hi hun I have nominated you for a Liebester and Versatile Blogger award :)
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  4. I love a good contouring shade, this looks great, not too orange!

    1. It's a lovely shade! It looks really natural :)

  5. Hello! I found your blog on the Meet Me on the Bright Side Blog Hop. Hoping we could follow each other :)

  6. Oo this is very tempting. Looks very natural xx


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